Replacing Alberto Moreno is vital for Liverpool; they cannot rely on Milner

Liverpool have turned down an £11m bid from Napoli for left-back Alberto Moreno, according to the Liverpool Echo.

What’s the story?

The Merseyside outfit are believed to be willing to sell the Spaniard, but they are standing firm on their valuation.

The Liverpool Echo claims that the Reds was £15m, and due to the level of interest, they are confident that someone will pay their asking price.

Moreno had a bit-part role under manager Jurgen Klopp last season, starting just two Premier League games and coming on as a substitute in a further 10.

James Milner, who traditionally plays in the middle of the park, assumed the left-back role instead.

Moreno joined the Reds from Sevilla in 2015 in a reported £12m deal.

Can Milner continue at left-back?

There has never been any questions over Milner’s work ethic, and when he was asked to move into an unfamiliar position he just got on with the job.

The 31-year-old did a decent enough job to keep the position throughout the season, but he began to tire towards the end of the campaign.

If Liverpool want to launch a serious title bid, as well as impress in the Champions League, they need a sharp and strong squad.

While Milner did well at left-back, he is on the wrong side of 30, and therefore trying to cope with pacy wide men will only get more challenging.

If Moreno does leave, it would make sense for Klopp to jump into the market for a recognised left-back.